About Compartment Syndrome

What is it and what are my treatment options?

Compartment Syndrome Overview

Compartment syndrome is pain and swelling in the hand or wrist. Athletes and active individuals who suddenly increase exercise frequency or intensity are most at risk. Early treatment is always best—a Carolina Orthopaedics and Neurosurgical Associates (CONA) hand specialist’s customized treatment plan quickly decreases symptoms.

Symptoms & Causes

Compartment syndrome symptoms include:

  • Muscle tightness and fullness
  • Pain
  • Swelling

Overuse is the most common compartment syndrome cause.

Common Treatments:

A combination of nonsurgical treatment options treats compartment syndrome. After a thorough evaluation, a CONA hand specialist may recommend:

  • A decrease in physical activity
  • Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs)
  • Rest, ice, compression, elevation (RICE)
  • Physical therapy

Surgery may be recommended when symptoms do not respond to nonsurgical treatment. A CONA hand specialist carefully removes fascia to create more room in the compartment.

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with A Hand Specialist

Please do not delay a compartment syndrome diagnosis. Make an appointment with a CONA hand specialist as soon as symptoms present.

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